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Mounting USB Drives

Postby scubapro25 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:08 pm

Sorry, I'm used to the 'plug and play' environments of Windows and Linux, I'm wondering if there isn't a simpler way in using USB drives in BSD than
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USB devices can be automatically mounted by uncommenting this line in /etc/auto_master:
/media -media -nosuid
Then add these lines to /etc/devd.conf:
notify 100 {
match "system" "GEOM";
match "subsystem" "DEV";
action "/usr/sbin/automount -c";
};


Well, you get the point. ;-)
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Mounting USB Drives


Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby ericbsd » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:20 pm

Actually, USB stick is supposed to be automatically mounted, in MATE and XFCE 10.3 without any setup on your side.
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby scubapro25 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Thanks for your reply, ericbsd: well, I was going to try and upload a .jpg screenshot to show you the msg I get when I try and mount a USB drive in Caja, but apparently, the forum here doesn't accept .jpg file uploads [Screenshot at 2017-07-11 18:20:34.jpg is an invalid filename.] , so here is the error msg I get:

"mount illegal option -m usage: mount [- t fstype [-o option] target_fs mount_point"
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby Kernelpanic » Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:06 am

Hello Mike
Use a hosting image server (such as Tinypic) to upload the image. Then paste here the code generated automatically by the host
So we can see your image
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby NevilleGoddard » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:36 am

What is the file system on the usb stick? I can mount UFS usb sticks no problem, but if the file system is ms-dos it has to be mounted by command line.
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby scubapro25 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:41 pm

Kernelpanic wrote:Hello Mike
Use a hosting image server (such as Tinypic) to upload the image. Then paste here the code generated automatically by the host
So we can see your image
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Here ya go: Image
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby scubapro25 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:44 pm

Sorry the image cut off half the picture--the original screencapture didn't do that--it was full screen. Never used a 'hosting' service for pics before.
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby Kernelpanic » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:52 am

scubapro25 wrote:Sorry the image cut off half the picture--the original screencapture didn't do that--it was full screen. Never used a 'hosting' service for pics before.

You can choose to resize it when you upload a photo ;)
Try again because i cannot read the error message
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby scubapro25 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:54 am

Here is the error msg I rec'd: ""mount illegal option -m usage: mount [- t fstype [-o option] target_fs mount_point"
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Re: Mounting USB Drives

Postby Kernelpanic » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:03 am

scubapro25 wrote:Here is the error msg I rec'd: ""mount illegal option -m usage: mount [- t fstype [-o option] target_fs mount_point"

Is that an NTFS partition?
Did you try to go in by terminal?
Take a look here and here.It's seems that they using mounttray/pc-sysconfig
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